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Higher Lodge

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Higher Lodge

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths

A listed, thatched, cob cottage, the site of which dates back to the early 17th century and which was once the gate house to the historic Cockington Estate. The Estate is featured on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail as the celebrated crime writer regularly visited in her youth and dedicated her book “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” to the former owners.

The unique, timbered property is nestled in the corner of the 460 acre country park, which is a designated wildlife site and overlooks the Estate’s cricket grounds and arboretum. Guests at the property have access to the park at all times and can wander through the apple orchard, feed the ornamental carp at the lakes of the ancient monastery, visit the Norman church, explore the manor house and its gardens or watch an afternoon cricket match during the summer months. The outbuildings of the manor house contain an acclaimed craft centre where all year round local tradespeople are engaged in glassblowing, ironmongery, painting and chocolate making with their unique wares on sale. To the east of Cockington lies the seafront, about half a mile’s walk away across the countryside.

Cockington itself is an ancient fishing and farming village in a small valley and is estimated to be around 2500 years old. Visitors will find within a short walk of the property charming tea houses, small local shops and a large ale house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. These are all scattered among numerous old thatched houses and medieval remains, making Cockington one of the most beautiful and most photographed villages in England. A visit to Cockington is a step back in time.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four guests.
Two bedrooms and two en-suite shower rooms.
Enclosed, lawned garden.
Parking for two vehicles. Guests are asked to provide their car registration numbers.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

Set on the corner of a 460 acre country park overlooking the cricket grounds and arboretum.
The seafront is approximately a half a mile walk from the property across the countryside.
Gas fired "wood burning" effect stove. Electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Television, digital radio.
Travel cot and high chair on request.
Garden furniture.
Sorry, barbecues are not permitted due to thatch.

Additional features

Lovers of Agatha Christie’s work will enjoy the fascinating garden of potent plants at Torre Abbey and her estate at Greenway.
Torquay, Paignton and Brixham with their bustling ports, fishing boats, beaches, coastal walks and many restaurants are all very close by.
Enjoy the spectaular beauty of Dartmoor.
There are festivals to enjoy all year round, including the world famous Agatha Christie celebration in September.
Walk the may footpaths over the 460 acre estate, through the orchard, arboretum and lakes complex.
Visit the coast a 30 minute walk away.
Explore the galleries in the Cockington Manor House and the rose garden behind the house.
Watch a cricket match during the summer months and partake in the summer festivals at the Manor House, for more information, please click here.
Watch and listen to the church bells ringing, they practice every Thursday evening at St George and St Mary, the Norman church in Cockington. The church is also open daily for visitors.
Go to the Agatha Christie Literacy Trail in the local area, as well as Cockington Court, the trail takes you to the Majestic Hotel (aka The Imperial Hotel), Churchston Station and Elberry Core, plus other 16 sites.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Dryer
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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